Hibiscus Gose | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Tschnab on 03-30-2013

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#12,828
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
746
pDev:
11.17%
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3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am on another Coup de Boule adventure with this as my seCANd beer and my only entry for The CANQuest (tm) during this go-'round.

From the CAN: "Tart*Tangy*Pink!"; 'Sour Ale brewed with Sea Salt, Coriander and Hibiscus Flowers".

I began by gently agitating the beer while still in the CAN since it was a Wheat beer at its base & therefore some haze would be allowable. Once the vent was Crack!ed open, an inverted Glug was the next step, raising just over a finger of fizzy, foamy, pinkish-white head with modest retention, quickly becoming wisps. Color was a pinkish-Amber (SRM = N/A) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pronounced salty tartness, very evocative of my time as a sailor. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not terribly far removed, either. The labeling of the CAN was somewhat CANtridictory - was it "tart" or was it "sour"? The former causes one's lips to purse while the latter settles in the hinges of one's jaw & sends a tingle up & under the ears. The beer was not assertive in either direction, only lightly puckering & not really all that sour, either. The taste was definitely salty and the hibiscus gave it a light, flowery, perfuminess, but I was not really getting much from the coriander. Finish was light, dry & refreshing, but it just seemed to lack the qualities that would make a well-made beer in this style memorable.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrauTotenkinder
2.97/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty, light, decent mouthfeel. Kind of boring taste, not enough hibiscus.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trygelski1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronniebruner
2.57/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philbe311
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heytomcat
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very pretty pinkish orange With a modest head. Not very sour or sweet, but lots of interesting flavors. Flower & grain flavor with a cracker finish. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: tropical fruit, hibiscus floral notes, coriander, semi sweet/sour, and may have a bit salt in finish.
Nose is floral and mellow. Amber/Peach hue, mostly clear, tall head with nice tight bubbles in the foam. Medium/lite body.
11 IBUs

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Boulevard's Hibiscus Gose for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for something sour today and I thought I would take a chance on this one, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks nice, it goes well with the name and it's a little eye catching. It poured a pink orange color which took on more of an orange color when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of creamy off white head that died down to a thing ring that eventually faded away and it left some nice spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but I would have thought the hibiscus would impart a little more color.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with a sour fruit aroma being the first to show up and it has some lemon aromas sticking out the most along with a slightly higher amount of medium sourness that goes right into a light hibiscus aroma that's followed by the malts which impart a wheat, bready, grainy and light sweet malt like aromas with a slight funky aroma right at the end with a little of coriander. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, but I wish the hibiscus showed up a little more.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but a little lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the sour lemon flavors being the first to show up and they impar the same aspects that they did in the aroma and that goes into the malts which also impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time it's a little more bready and grainy than wheaty. Up next comes the coriander with a light bit of hibiscus which is barely noticeable. On the finish there's a slight saltiness with a lighter amount of medium sourness that lingers just a little and it has a lemon and malty sour aftertaste. This is a decent tasting beer that's solid for a gose, but the hibiscus is barely noticeable.

M- Fairly smooth, a little refreshing, not too mouth puckering, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and it's pretty close to being an average example of the style, it's solid gose, but the hibiscus aspects don't really make it live up to it's name. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, it would start to lose my attention after that. What I like the most about this beer is the gose base, it's solid and it's what I would expect from the style. What i like the least about this beer is the hibiscus aspect, it needs to be stronger. I don't think I would buy this beer and I can't say I would recommend it as hibiscus gose. All in all I was hoping this one would be a little better and it was for sure a little rough around the edges when it came to the taste and drinkability. It's one of m least favorite beers from this brewery and it's a pretty close to being average for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little more work.

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Hibiscus Gose from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 746 ratings